Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Wisconsin Towns Association Has Second Thoughts About that "Gentler" Frac Sand Mining Regulation Bill
The devil is in the details, part 1. The change is enough that the Wisconsin Towns Association is no longer opposed to the bill. The Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association, Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association and several other industry-related associations are registered in favor of the bill.
Town Leaders' Opposition to Sand Mine Bill Ramps Up. (Wisconsin Public Radio, 3/3/2014)
The devil is in the details, part 2. But the way this plan is worded, if a mining company so much as “registers” land with a mineral deposit? That's enough to keep a local government from interfering. That bothers Bryce Black, who chairs the small town of Frankfort in Pepin County.
Just what you'd expect from Gogebic Taconite's waterboy, Sen. Tom Tiffany.
Other frac sand mining posts:
Scott Walker likely to support Tom Tiffany's new mining bill. (2/27/2014)
The vision of Trempealeau County as one big mining operation -- nipped in the bud. (2/20/2014)
Glenwood City Council members defeat their recall challengers by a hair. (12/18/2013)
Wyoming's Republican Governor has a message for Wisconsin mining industry's "Tom Terrific". (11/24/2013)
The mining industry's "Tom Terrific" gets pushback from his Republican colleagues. (11/18/2013)
In so many words: Dear Sen. Tiffany, Your bill sucks, Sincerely, Pepin County Board. (11/13/2013)
Follow the Gogebic money. (11/7/2013)
Sand mine industry leaders put our minds at ease. (11/5/2013)
Scott Walker donor promises jobs, permanence for Independence and Whitehall residents. (10/29/2013)
Sen. Tom Tiffany's sand mine bill a hot potato. (10/28/2013)
Another Walker campaign donor for SB349. (10/25/2013)
Expensive to the Tune of $430,505.49 (as of June 30, 2013). (10/25/2013)
The Nipper Chronicles: The frac sand mining masters speak. (10/18/2013)
Things aren't so tranquil in Glenwood City Wisconsin lately (10/10/2013)